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Barley flour vs. Flour — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Barley flour and Flour

  • Barley flour is higher in Fiber, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium, and Manganese, however, Flour is richer in Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Iron.
  • Flour's daily need coverage for Folate is 44% higher.
  • Barley flour has 9 times more Vitamin B6 than Flour. While Barley flour has 0.396mg of Vitamin B6, Flour has only 0.044mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Barley flour or meal and Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +113.3%
Contains more Magnesium +336.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +174.1%
Contains more Potassium +188.8%
Contains more Zinc +185.7%
Contains more Copper +138.2%
Contains more Manganese +51.6%
Contains more Selenium +11.2%
Contains more Iron +73.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 101% 69% 127% 28% 1% 55% 115% 135% 206%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 174% 16% 47% 10% 1% 20% 48% 89% 185%
Contains more Calcium +113.3%
Contains more Magnesium +336.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +174.1%
Contains more Potassium +188.8%
Contains more Zinc +185.7%
Contains more Copper +138.2%
Contains more Manganese +51.6%
Contains more Selenium +11.2%
Contains more Iron +73.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Flour
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +800%
Contains more Choline +263.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +202.1%
Contains more Folate +2187.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.904
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 12% 0% 0% 93% 27% 118% 9% 92% 6% 0% 21% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 138% 0% 6% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +800%
Contains more Choline +263.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +202.1%
Contains more Folate +2187.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.904

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +63.3%
Contains more Other +176.1%
Equal in Protein - 10.33
Equal in Carbs - 76.31
Equal in Water - 11.92
11% 75% 12%
Protein: 10.5 g
Fats: 1.6 g
Carbs: 74.52 g
Water: 12.11 g
Other: 1.27 g
10% 76% 12%
Protein: 10.33 g
Fats: 0.98 g
Carbs: 76.31 g
Water: 11.92 g
Other: 0.46 g
Contains more Fats +63.3%
Contains more Other +176.1%
Equal in Protein - 10.33
Equal in Carbs - 76.31
Equal in Water - 11.92

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +135.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +86.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -53.7%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.335 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.205 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.771 g
24% 13% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.087 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.413 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +135.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +86.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -53.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Barley flour Flour
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley flour Flour Opinion
Net carbs 64.42g 73.61g Flour
Protein 10.5g 10.33g Barley flour
Fats 1.6g 0.98g Barley flour
Carbs 74.52g 76.31g Flour
Calories 345kcal 364kcal Flour
Sugar 0.8g 0.27g Flour
Fiber 10.1g 2.7g Barley flour
Calcium 32mg 15mg Barley flour
Iron 2.68mg 4.64mg Flour
Magnesium 96mg 22mg Barley flour
Phosphorus 296mg 108mg Barley flour
Potassium 309mg 107mg Barley flour
Sodium 4mg 2mg Flour
Zinc 2mg 0.7mg Barley flour
Copper 0.343mg 0.144mg Barley flour
Manganese 1.034mg 0.682mg Barley flour
Selenium 37.7µg 33.9µg Barley flour
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.06mg Barley flour
Vitamin B1 0.37mg 0.785mg Flour
Vitamin B2 0.114mg 0.494mg Flour
Vitamin B3 6.269mg 5.904mg Barley flour
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.438mg Flour
Vitamin B6 0.396mg 0.044mg Barley flour
Folate 8µg 183µg Flour
Choline 37.8mg 10.4mg Barley flour
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0.3µg Barley flour
Tryptophan 0.175mg 0.127mg Barley flour
Threonine 0.356mg 0.281mg Barley flour
Isoleucine 0.383mg 0.357mg Barley flour
Leucine 0.713mg 0.71mg Barley flour
Lysine 0.391mg 0.228mg Barley flour
Methionine 0.202mg 0.183mg Barley flour
Phenylalanine 0.589mg 0.52mg Barley flour
Valine 0.515mg 0.415mg Barley flour
Histidine 0.236mg 0.23mg Barley flour
Saturated Fat 0.335g 0.155g Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.205g 0.087g Barley flour
Polyunsaturated fat 0.771g 0.413g Barley flour

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley flour Flour
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Barley flour
46%
Flour
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
84%
Barley flour
59%
Flour

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flour
Flour is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.53g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.18g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley flour
Barley flour is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley flour
Barley flour is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley flour
Barley flour is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Barley flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169739/nutrients
  2. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.